June Is An Awesome Time To Jump On To Batman, Aquaman And Green Arrow

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June Is An Awesome Time To Jump On To Batman, Aquaman And Green Arrow

When DC Comics launched their Rebirth publishing initiative, which brought the comics to be inline more with the core of their characters and greater emphasis on quality story, a year ago it was a great chance for new readers to jump-on. But now that their has been a year’s worth of stories, it can be a little confusing as to where to jump-in and start reading. But don’t stress! I’m here to tell you there are three awesome places to jump-on this week.

If you’ve wanted to read Batman, Aquaman or Green Arrow you’ll be in luck with these comics starting new stories which are good jumping-on points. I’ve highlighted the why these comics are a great place to jump-on and what they’re all about.

Soon you’ll be diving into the DC Universe with some really awesome stories!

Batman #25 cover by Mikel Janin.

Batman #25 cover by Mikel Janin.

Batman #25

Written by Tom King. Art Mikel Janin.

What is it about?

Set in the early days of his crime fighting career, Batman is stuck in the middle of a crime war between The Joker and The Riddler. As the two sides, with other recognisable villains involved the conflict, wage their war with each other, Batman must make sure that innocent people do not get caught in the firing line. Along with The Riddler and the Joker, expect to see villains such as Deathstroke, Solomon Grundy, Killer Croc and Deadshot.

What makes it a good jumping on point?

Batman #25, also known as ‘The War of Jokes and Riddles – Part 1’, is a flashback story set many year in the past. Due to this, it requires no prior reading of what’s been happening in recent issues.

When can I get this comic?

Batman #25 is available from June 21st.

Aquaman #25 cover by Stjepan Sejic.

Aquaman #25 cover by Stjepan Sejic.

Aquaman #25

Written by Dan Abnett. Art by Stjepan Sejic.

What is it about?

Atlantis is topsy-turvy. Former terrorists are now the police and crime-lords control big chunks of the underwater city. But where is Aquaman? He’s in the slums, being a hero for those who are victims to all the bad things going on. With all the corruption and crisis going on is he able to rise and take his kingdom again?

What makes it a good jumping on point?

Aquaman #25 kicks off a brand new story called ‘Underworld’, which according to DC Comics is the start of a “whole new era” of Aquaman. It’s also the first issue with new artist Stjepan Sejic on board. He’s a fantastic artist, as you can see from his cover above and this preview, and I can’t wait to see what he can do with all the underwater environments.

When can I get this comic?

Aquaman #25 is available from June 21st.

Green Arrow #26 cover by Otto Schmidt.

Green Arrow #26 cover by Otto Schmidt.

Green Arrow #25

Written by Ben Percy. Art by Otto Schmidt.

What is it about?

Green Arrow and Black Canary, partners in crime fighting and in love, have broken up and have gone their separate ways. While Black Canary has joined a resistance movement in Seattle, Green Arrow has headed out of town and seems to be in trouble with law-enforcement.

What makes it a good jumping on point?

Green Arrow #25 kicks off a brand new story arc called ‘Broken Arrow’, which is also the ‘next major phase’ of this comic book series. As a result, this story should see the start of new story threads. This is a great place to start if you’re a fan of the Arrow TV series and have been interested in checking out the comic.

When can I get this comic?

Green Arrow #25 is available from June 21st.

What should I do if I really enjoy these issues?

If you’re enjoying these stories then definitely continue reading! All of these comics are currently on a twice-monthly schedule so issue #26 for all of these are only two weeks away.

If you want even more of these comics then definitely go back and read the previous issues, especially if you want to binge. The easiest way to track these issues down in collected editions or digitally.

Have Your Say!

Will you be reading any of these awesome jumping-on points? Let me know in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter.

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Trevor Van As

Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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